St. John's Confidential File

Old Hollywood Is Dead

HELLO AMERICA!—The Hollywood that many of us knew and was a part of is absolutely dead! There was a time when if one really needed to meet or connect with a director or producer, all one had to do is make a request and a time was set up. Now the only person connectable is an assistant to an...

Anthony Liuzzi A Filmmaker With A Vision

  HELLO AMERICA!—It is always exciting when you can introduce a young talent that already has that special scent of creative magic when it comes to the art of film making. Anthony Liuzzi is an amazing artist who no doubt will leave his mark on the film and television industry. Having seen some of his film shorts, it leaves no...

Emmy Show The Same Ol’ Thing

HELLO AMERICA!—I was hoping that this year’s 65th Annual Emmy Awards show might be more fun or interesting.  It wasn’t. Some of the presenters were given boring one-liners and boring presenting situations that didn’t work, mainly because many of these new people are definitely not interesting on or off camera. The highlight of the evening was, of course, Neil...

Marty Kove Lives To Be On Camera

HELLO AMERICA!—If “survival of the fittest” means anything at all it definitely represents the life and times of actor, writer, stuntman Marty Kove. Having met him during the early 1970s, I quickly learned what a determined man he was to sustain himself in this business of films, television and entertainment in general.  Caching up with Marty is always interesting,...

Stephanie Powers Admits She Was Very Lucky

HELLO AMERICA!—It was in the early 1970s when I first met Stephanie Powers. It was one of those small Tinseltown gatherings of working actors and other performer-types. In other words, it wasn’t one of those affairs that made you feel out of place, the idea that you were one of the guests spoke for itself.  Reminding Stephanie of that...

Julie Harris Is Gone, But Her Magic Lingers

HELLO AMERICA!—When an actor who represented true artistry dies, it is always a shock, even though it’s the way of life itself. Remembering all the special moments you watched or observed them delivering their magic, you want it never to end; after all they represent our gods on Mount Olympus.  This is how I felt when reading a notice...

Sean Stewart Hollywood Natural!

HELLO AMERICA!—Usually it is the actor who lives a life of drama that attracts millions of fans. For example high-powered actors like Jimmy Cagney and George Raft were idols of millions of young film-goers and they never let you down at a Saturday matinee. Now we have Sean Stewart a young actor fromTexaswho will rock your world with his...

Christopher Paul Robinson, A Writer To Watch

HELLO AMERICA!—It is so rare as well as exciting when you meet young creative film makers who are able to ignore the glitz and look at the industry weather it is film or television in a very realistic way. Christopher Paul Robinson happens to be one of those new faces who will no doubt have a long life as...

Dance To Wellness: Star Studded Evening!

HELLO AMERICA!—The theme of the evening was “Dance to Wellness,” and that theme was carried through with considerable panache, as the energetic ensemble of 19 dancers from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy took to the floor and impressed an enthusiastic audience of Yo San University supporters at the Pacific Design Center (PDC) recently.  With their flowing gymnastic and emotionally...

Freda Payne Proud That She’s Still Here!

HELLO AMERICA!—It was great chatting with Freda Payne, my friend of many years who seems to be just as busy now in her career than ever before. “I can’t stand just sitting back and watching life go by,” she laughed. “I’ve been working in show business as a professional since I was fifteen years old and I’ve loved every...
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